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The Hamburg Inn No. 2

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American, Diner
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214 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
+1 319-337-5512
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06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Iowa City, Iowa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met family for a quick brunch the week of Christmas. We were surprised how busy it was at 10 am. We were able to be seated within a few minutes of arriving, and had excellent service. Pie shakes are a delicious treat to share!

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Thank Trudy P
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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247 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch after seeing and reading such great reviews about the food at the HamBurg Inn. Well we must of hit a bad day because our food was terrible. I had a breaded tenderloin with fries and Cole slaw. The tenderloin was burnt, overdone and dry, the Cole slaw looked and tasted like two or three day old... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Hamburg dozens of times, and while people will say Bluebird or some other brunch place has the best breakfast in Iowa City, I disagree. With breakfast all day, delicious lunch fare, and their famous pie shakes, Hamburg is a unique and memorable experience. The decor gives the restaurant character and it has been frequented by multiple... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Went the day after the Iowa game. Ok, this place is less about the food and more about the atmosphere and history. If you haven't been there, then go. You'll enjoy it. We get the basic old breakfast or a Zadar omelette. Portions are great, and people are fun to chat with. And they don't charge a different price based... More 

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Thank ssgarman
Monroe
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

heading across the country and stopped here for breakfast. got there just as they opened and the waitress was very nice. Place was loaded with history and loved the bean ballot ! They don't have places like this in CT ! Service and food was top notch

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Thank GoPlayOutside19
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hamburg Inn #2 , better known as the Burg is a great place to eat. small , cozy, crowded at times. known by students and residents alike. it has been around since the 50's. It has hosted presidents, and Candidates for president. The only place you can vote with a coffee bean. What makes the Burg great is the food.... More 

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Thank Shawn S
Overland Park, Kansas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I took my team here for breakfast as I was feeling nostalgic from my days at the University of Iowa. Great breakfast with huge portions at a very reasonable price. Service was very prompt. We got there at 8:30 and were seated right away, but it was getting busy around 9:15 or so.

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Naperville, Illinois
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151 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

My son and I visited the Hamburg Inn for dinner during a campus visit He had a burger I had a pork tenderloin sandwich My sandwich was ok but he really liked his burger We split an apple pie shake that we both enjoyed The Hambirg Inn made for a nice stop and the service was friendly

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Thank PaddleWarrior
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had cinnamon bun French toast with home fries and a pie shake. For me, the pie shake was the highlight of meal. The toast was a bit dry. Did not feel it lived up to the hype but would return and try something else with another pie shake in a heartbeat. The pie shake was worth every dime although added... More 

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OKLA
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

From other reviewers, I thought it might be really busy even on a Sun night, but it was just right. We both ordered breakfast-French toast was really good. Prices were reasonable, service was fine. We enjoyed the newspaper photos/articles lining the walls about the history of the place and the famous people who have eaten there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 N Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52245-2149
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-5512

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?